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Adnams / Firestone Walker American Independence Pale Ale

Formerly brewed at Adnams
Style: American Pale Ale
Southwold, England


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask: Special - 2013.
Brewed exclusively for J D Wetherspoon at Adnams Brewery, Southwold, by Matt Brynildson, Firestone Walker Brewing Co, Paso Robles, Califonia, USA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (3870) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2013
Cask by handpump at Camperdown Place, Glasgow - clear golden amber, thin creamy head, pine, grapefruit, citrusy aroma, excellent lacing, flavour as aroma, bit of tropical fruit, well hopped, prolonged dry citrus finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5916) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Cask @ Hamilton Hall JDW. Light amber pour with a tiny head. The nose is bright west coast hops. Loads of lemon meat, orange peel, earthy coniferous bitterness. Nice and lively. The taste is fresh, vibrant. More lemon and orange. Slightly chalky. Probably the hoppiest JDW beer ever. Light body, fine carbonation. Overall, I can’t get over how good this JDW-commissioned beer is. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (2543) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 3, 2013
Cask @ JDW Inverness [300613]
Amber, slight haze, dense white head, some lacing
Aroma - Big fruity hop aroma, tropical fruits, mango, citrus sweet fruits
Taste of tropical fruits, zesty citrus, grapefruit pith, sweet fruity pale malts, stinging resinous hops, touch of peppery spicyness, soft fruity caramel malt, great moreish flavour
Palate - Medium body, pithy fruity bitter palate, sweet malt background. Finish - pithy grapefruit bitterness, hoppy bitter linger with a clean finish.
Overall - So drinkable and moreish - after the excellent Adnams / Avery collab with the 3.5 - this is even better. One of the best beers in Spoons i’ve had in a long while

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (3162) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2013 Cask@Abraham Darby, Merry Hill. Golden amber beer with small head and some lacing. Aroma of vanilla and hops. Taste is citrus hops and fruity malts. Very nice.

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